Wastewater Management

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Mike Gonserkevis





Administrative Assistant



Bill Stoms– Supervisor

Ron Sinclair – Foreman

Open – Operator

Open – Operator

Nick Hall – Operator

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: (856) 478- 4333

Fax: (856) 478- 4568

If you are experiencing a problem with your service, please contact us. If it is after hours or we are not by the phone, follow the instruction left on the answering machine.

Click below for up to date information on the solar array at the Harrison Township Wastewater Facility

HT Wastewater solar array

Some frequently asked questions…..


  1. Where do I go to pay my sewer bill?
  2. The township’s Tax Collector’s office is located in the Municipal Building and is responsible for collecting sewer fees as well as property taxes. For information on your sewer bill you may contact the Tax Collector at (856) 478-6454 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

 What purpose does the Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) serve?

  1. The WWTF is the municipal utility responsible for treatment of all raw sewerage. Waste is pumped to the facility (located on Woodland Avenue) and goes through a number of treatment procedures before being discharged as treated effluent to the Raccoon Creek. The WWTF maintains a collection system that includes seventeen (17) pump stations and about 18 miles of force mains, and 34 miles of gravity lines along with close to 800 manholes.
  2. I am having issues with my water service (odor, pressure, etc.), can you help?
  3. Unfortunately, no. The water service in Harrison Township is owned and operated by New Jersey American Water, who can be reached by calling 1-800- 652-6987.
  4. Why are their men from the Township’s WWTF in my yard and what is the purpose of the colored paint / flags?
  5. When someone is going to dig, the law requires they call for a ‘mark out’ of buried utilities before beginning their intended project. Different utilities use different color flags to mark their specific lines; the WWTF staff uses green paint and flags to mark the Harrison Township wastewater lines.
  6. What is that 4-inch cap in my yard and why do I need to keep it exposed?
  7. It is the homeowner’s access to the wastewater lateral from your home to the line in the street. You should keep it exposed so if a blockage occurs, the line can be easily located. For questions about a particular problem or blockage you may contact the WWTF at (856) 478-4333.



 A typical clean-out cap


  1. What is a Sewer System?
    As you know, domestic wastewater is discharged from plumbing fixtures and appliances found in your home. From your home runs a line called a ‘lateral’, which ties directly into the gravity line  located in the street (and is owned and maintained by the township). The gravity line, which is owned and maintained by the township, has manhole access about every 250 feet for cleaning and maintenance purposes. Throughout the system are ‘pump stations’. Pump Stations are used for pumping the product from a low elevation, to a higher elevation. The ultimate goal is that the wastewater will eventually reach the WWTF plant.
  2. How does the township manage storm water?
  3. The townships storm drain system is designed to route all untreated runoff from impervious surfaces including roofs, parking lots, roads, sidewalks, and other hardened surfaces. The system is supplied by storm drains that can be seen on roads and in parking lots. The storm drain system is made up of numerous basins which receive untreated runoff and help to control flooding within the township. These basins, which can be as large as a football field, not only prevent flooding but also promote the recharge of underlying aquifers.


Link: Septic Systems Information



Link: Water Environmental Federation (We are members and this is a good resource)



Link: NJDEP Main Page



Link: USGS Data Collection Station on Raccoon Creek



Link: USGS NJ Water Science Main Page



Link: Delaware River Basin Commission



Link: Air Quality Webpage



Check out the Rain Garden at the Harrison Township Waste water treatment plant!

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Wastewater Blockages: For emergency and nonemergency wastewater blockages, call the Wastewater Treatment Plant at (856) 478-4333 and follow the instructions on the 24-hour answering machine.

For more information on Harrison Township Wastewater click here

Call before you dig! 1-800-272-1000 or visit www.nj1-call.org

Do you have a Septic System?

For information on your septic systems, call Gloucester County Department of Health at (856) 218-4180 or visit their website.

  • For information from EPA on how to be “Septic Smart”   click here!
  • For information on septic systems from NJ DEP  click here
  • For a pdf of the new Septic System Guide click here.